The bridge builder. Tazuna is a grey hared bespectacled man with a moustache. When first introduced, he wore a sleeveless v-neck shirt with an obi, pants and a pair of sandals. He also carried a towel around his neck and wore a pointed hat on his head. When seen in Part II Tazuna wore the same attire inclusive of the towel; a habit Inari has started to mimic. He resolved to build a bridge that would connect the Land of Waves to the mainland to help restore its economic stability, which was against Gat�'s interest. He knew that Gat� would try to kill him, but couldn't afford proper protection. It was because of this that Tazuna hired Team 7 under the false pretense of protecting him from bandits (this was considered a C-rank mission, thus reducing the cost). Unlike most of his fellow citizens, Tazuna was brave enough to defy Gat�'s interests, although he was perfectly aware of the consequences. In honor of Naruto Uzumaki, and for his example of courage, Tazuna named the bridge the "Great Naruto Bridge" after its completion.